C. Car Parking Standards

Land Use Level of
Centre
Baseline Standard (per m² gross floor area)
  Gross floor
area <500m² or
Low
Accessibility
Gross floor area >500m²
   Medium
accessibility
Reduce
baseline by 5-
15%
High
accessibility
Reduce
baseline by 15-
35%

A1 Shops Food


Non-Food

Burnley
Padiham

Burnley
Padiham

1:16
1:14

1:22
1:20

1:17-1:19
1:15-1:16

1:23-1:26
1:21-1:24

1:19-1:24
1:16-1:22

1:26-1:33
1:24-1:31

A2 Financial
and
Professional
Services
Burnley
Padiham
1:35
1:30
1:37-1:41
1:31-1:35
1:41-1:54
1:35-1:48
A3 Food and
Drink
Restaurants
Pubs
Hot Food
Takeaways
including Drive
throughs
Same
standard
for all
levels of
centre
1:8
1:8.5-1:9.5
1:9.5-1:12

B1 Business
B1a) & b) Office
(including call
centres) &
Research and
Development

B1c) Light
Industry
Stand Alone

Business Parks

Burnley
Padiham

Burnley
Padiham

Burnley
Padiham

1:35
1:30

1:35
1:30

1:40
1:35

1:37-1:41
1:31-1:35

1:37-1:41
1:31-1:35

1:42-1:46
1:37-1:41

1:41-1:54
1:35-1:48

1:41-1:54
1:35-1:48

1:46-1:62
1:41-1:54

B2 General
Industrial
All levels
1:45
1:47-1:53
1:53-1:69
B8 Storage and
Distribution
All levels
1:200
1:210-1:235
1:235-1:308
C1 Hotels;
Motels;
Boarding
Houses
All levels
1 bedroom
including staff
Coaches –
minimum 1 space
for 30 beds +
Reduce prorata
Reduce pro-rata

C2 Residential
Institutions
Nursing Homes

Residential
Schools,
Colleges,
Residential
Training
Centres and
Halls of
Residence

All levels

All levels

1 per 5 residents
Training centres
and colleges –

1 per bed (short
courses); 1 per
2 beds (longer
courses – over
1 month duration)
Halls of
Residence – 1
per 2 beds,
Residential
schools – as day
schools +
1 space per 20
beds

Coaches –
minimum 1 space
for Training
Centres of
1000m²+

 

Reduce pro-rata

Reduce pro-rata
or as part of
Travel Plan

Hospitals
All levels 1 per bed
including those
used for short
stay operations
Reduce as
part of Travel
Plan
Reduce as part of
Travel Plan

C3 Dwelling
Houses (I)
Single Bed
Housing
Sheltered
Housing
Family
Housing
All levels

1 per dwelling
1 per 3 dwellings
2-3 bedrooms - 2
spaces
4+ bedrooms - 3
spaces

Average spaces
per dwelling
should equal 1.5
per dwelling for
proposals of 30 +
dwellings

Reduce prorata
Reduce to
average of 1.5 or
less unless
exceptional
circumstances
demonstrated

D1 Non-
Residential
Institutions
Medical/Health
Facilities

Crèche/Day
Nurseries/Day
Centres

All levels

4 per consulting
room

1.5 per 2 staff
plus drop-off
zone (in or
outside curtilage)
of 1 space per 10
children

Reduce prorata

Reduce prorata

Maximum of 3 per
consulting room

Reduce pro-rata

Primary and
Secondary
Schools

Sixth Form
Further and

Higher
Education

All levels

1 per
classroom/activity
area

1 per classroom/
activity area

1 per 2 full-time
staff (residential
element under
C2)

Reduce as
part of Travel
Plan

Reduce as
part of Travel
Plan
Reduce as
part of Travel
Plan

Reduce as part of
Travel Plan

Reduce as part of
Travel Plan

Reduce as part of
Travel Plan

Training and
Conference
Centres
All levels

1:35

Coaches –
minimum 1 space
for Training
Centres of
1000m²+

1:37-1:411:41-1:54

Art Galleries,
Museums and
Libraries

Public
Halls/Places of
Worship

All levels

1:30
Coaches –
minimum 1 space
for Galleries &
Museums of
2500m² +

1:10
Coaches –
minimum 1 space
for Public Halls of
2500m² +

1:31-1:35

1:10.5-1:12

1:35-1:48

1:12-1:15

D2 Assembly
and Leisure
Cinemas and
Concert
facilities
Burnley
Padiham
1 per 8 seats
1 per 5 seats
Coaches –
minimum 1 space
for
Concert/theatre
facilities of
2500m²+
1:8-1:9
1:5-1:6
1:9-1:12
1:6-1:8
Other D2
including
Leisure
(buildings)
Burnley
Padiham
1:25
1:22
Coaches –
minimum 1 space
for facilities of
2500m²+
1:26-1:29
1:23-1:26
1:29-1:38
1:26-1:33
D2 Outdoor
Playing pitches
All levels
12 per ha pitch
area
Reduce prorata
Reduce prorata
Stadia
All levels

1 per 15 seats for
all seated
stadiums; non
seated stadiums
on basis of
Transport
Assessment

Coaches –
minimum 1 space
for each 1500
seats or standing
spaces

Reduce as
part of Travel
Plan
Reduce as
part of Travel
Plan

Miscellaneous
Uses

Cash and Carry

Wholesale
Car Sales

Vehicle Repair
and Service
Stations

Taxi booking
offices

Fuel Filling
Stations

All levels

All levels

All levels

All levels

All levels

1:40

1:50 internal
showroom area

1:50

1 per car
operating from the
business, to be
located within 100
metres of the
office.

1 car space.
Where retail
element involved
use retail
standards
counting each
pump as a parking
space.

1:42-1:46

1:53-1:59

1:53-1:59

No reductions

Pro-rata

1:46-1:54

1:59-1:76

1:59-1:76

No reductions

Pro-rata

Further Guidance

Accessibility Reductions

For medium and high accessibility developments over 500m² gfa Local Planning Authorities should determine the appropriate parking level based on:

Greater reductions may be made, such as in town centre locations.

For A1/D2 uses with medium/good accessibility in sequentially suitable locations accessibility reductions may not be required. In such circumstances the applicant will be required to demonstrate through a Transport Assessment, to the satisfaction of the Highways Authority/Agency, that the proposal would cater for linked trips and would not conflict with the overall Parking strategy for the town.

All proposals of over 500m² gfa with low accessibility will be expected to demonstrate how accessibility by walking, cycling and public transport can be enhanced to at least medium accessibility level.

Mobility Parking

Unless otherwise specified parking for the mobility impaired & parent/child should be made at a minimum level of 1 per 10 car spaces as part of overall provision. Additional mobility spaces than indicated by overall provision may be required at locations such as Health Centres while less may be necessary for other uses. Provision at less than 1:10 should be agreed following consultation with disability groups on individual applications and subject to suitable alternatives being available.

Bicycles

The minimum level is 1 per 10 car spaces. Long-stay covered, secure cycle parking will be required on all developments employing 30 or more full or part-time staff.

Motorcycles

A minimum of 1 per 25 car spaces is required. Long-stay covered, secure parking will be required on all developments employing 30 or more full or part-time staff.

Operational Parking

Operational parking necessary to business, e.g., goods vehicles and deliveries, should be provided in addition to these standards and should be demonstrated in the Transport Assessment.

Note:

Detailed guidance on the calculation of parking provision and quality of facilities required can be found in Supplementary Planning Guidance “Access and Parking”.

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